More than 235,000 of the 2013 American Eagle West Point Two-Coin
Silver sets were sold during the nearly month-long sales period in the
summer of 2013.
Sales opened at 5 p.m. Eastern Time May 9 and closed at 5 p.m.
June 6. The sets were produced to order.
The United States Mint’s Dec. 23 revised though still unaudited
sales report for the sets indicate 235,332 of the two-coin sets were
sold. That figure is a 45,621-set drop from the June 6 closing sales
figure of 281,301 sets.
The difference in the (also unaudited) closing sales total for
June 6 and the figure released Oct. 25 was the result of customer
returns and order cancellations. The cancellations were the combined
result of customers canceling orders before shipment from the Mint and
the Mint canceling orders because customer credit cards registered for
payment had expired.
The two-coin set was issued to mark the West Point Mint’s 75th
anniversary as a Mint facility.
The two-coin set contains an Enhanced Uncirculated 2013-W American
Eagle silver dollar and a Reverse Proof 2013-W American Eagle silver
dollar. Each .999 fine silver coin, with a legal tender face value of
one dollar, was available only in the two-coin set.
The sets were sold for $139.95 each.
Audited, final sales figures are almost always lower than the
“final” sales number released immediately after a program’s close,
because of returns and canceled orders.
The Enhanced Uncirculated 2013-W American Eagle silver dollar has
multiple finishes on different elements of its design, resulting in a
distinctive look for a coin struck by the U.S. Mint.
The fields on the Enhanced Uncirculated coin’s obverse and reverse
have a light frosted finish.
Each side of the American Eagle coin also has two other finishes.
On the obverse of the coin, a brilliant polished finish was
executed on the mountains, what would be the red stripes and blue
field of the United States flag, the date and Liberty’s sandals. The
remaining elements and lettering on the obverse have the Mint’s
standard heavy frosted finish.
On the reverse, the ribbon in the eagle’s beak, alternate stripes
in the shield, the arrows and the oak branch all have a brilliant
polished finish. The lettering and other design elements on the
reverse have the heavy frosted finish.
On the Reverse Proof 2013-W American Eagle silver dollar in the
set, elements bear finishes opposite those of a regular Proof coin. A
regular Proof coin’s frosted devices contrast with polished, mirrored
fields. The Reverse Proof coin pairs polished devices with frosted